- Big Name Fan: Aside from Brett Baker, several guests (including Bert Kreischer, Ethan and Hila, and T-Pain) come on the show because they love it so much. N.O.R.E. even finishes Sean's Catchphrase for him.
- Adam Richman might actually take the cake for biggest fanboy. He's not quite as effusive in his praise as N.O.R.E or Bert Kreischer or as well known in the fandom as Brett Baker, but the sheer number of references to older episodes he drops and the excitement he shows in doing another one of the spicy food challenges he's so famous for push him pretty high up the list.
- Colbert Bump: Of the most literal kind: Sean appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to do an abbreviated Hot Ones with Stephen.
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